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Columnist predicts early frost for October: “Hold me to it!”

By Rachel Harper What a beautiful, beautiful morning on this Monday morning! It was 59 degrees when I came into the kitchen; fall is beginning to fill the air. There was another big, thick fog on this past Thursday, Aug. 22, that I did see. So, I think we will definitely

Found the lost: Study by the Madison-Morgan Conservancy uncovers “Walton Mill’s Hidden Past”

By Nick Nunn, Staff Writer Down there near the southern extremes of Morgan County near the Jasper County border, there’s a secret that remained hidden in the woods for generations. It wasn’t murder, and it wasn’t scandal. In fact, it was the beginning of Georgia’s industrial revolution,

Lavender and Garden Latin: It’s all in the name, Hudak says

By Stephanie Hudak Through these columns I have been telling you how important it is to refer to the botanical names of plants so that you get the right one when you are at the nursery and, more importantly, so that you know what will successfully grow

On Cambodia: “Kids in Koh Preah”

By Hannah Bumgarner In July 2013 I took a trip to the other side of the world, where I visited the Kingdom of Cambodia. I went with a group of students from around the United States. We were part of a global citizenship school called Students Shoulder

Seven precincts for county

By Nick Nunn, Staff Writer After considering a precinct consolidation plan that would reduce the number of voting precincts to five from the current 11, the Morgan County Board of Elections and Registration (BOER) voted 3-1 in favor of adopting a seven-precinct plan. The adopted plan aligns

Concern about open windows

By Nick Nunn, Staff Writer During the Aug. 13 meeting of the Historic Preservation Commission (HPC), concerns were expressed about missing windows on the Mapp-Gilmore building at 200 West Washington Street. Marti Jessup, chair of the HPC, stated that open spaces in the building, such as the

DDA OKs $155k acquisition loan

By Nick Nunn, Staff Writer The Downtown Development Authority (DDA) voted in favor of a resolution for an acquisition loan to buy the Star Drug/NBC building at 150 West Washington Street, Madison. The loan principal will amount to $155,000 and an interest rate of no more than

Peters-Reid to run for Dist. 1 seat

By Nick Nunn, Staff Writer Carrie Peters-Reid has announced her intent to run for the position of District 1 representative on the Madison City Council. The District 1 seat will become vacant during this election cycle when current Council Member Fred Perriman gives up the position in

Belton opposes high school economics text

By Kathryn Schiliro, Managing Editor Morgan County Board of Education (BOE) member Dave Belton is opposed to the approval of a proposed textbook, “Krugman’s Economics for AP,” for use in the high school’s Advanced Placement Economics course due to the politics of the writer on whom the

ELOST funds buy much-needed band instruments

By Kathryn Schiliro, Managing Editor While the Morgan County School System spent the bulk of local 1 percent sales tax (ELOST, or Education Local Option Sales Tax) funds on technology in July – more than $93,000 out of $176,000-plus for the month – administration also elected to